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Fans are remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was released in an era of Force-sensitive video games that all shared one common trait: They weren’t terrible. There was something magical about the early 2000s, which resulted in other Star Wars games such as Galactic Battlegrounds, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Republic Commando and the original Battlefront paving the way for the angriest of fans to make their voices heard a decade later with the reboot.

Knights of the Old Republic is seen as the jewel of that Star Wars Renaissance, an RPG that happens to be a regular on any top 100 list these days. It’s been ported since 2003 on to all manner of platforms and devices since it was released. But it’s never had a remake announced in an industry that is more than happy to task an entire studio to crank out a reboot of any game these days.

And that’s a shame, because a spruced-up version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic wouldn’t be unwelcome. And that’s what Apeiron are doing apparently, as that collective of fans are remaking the entire game within the handy Unreal 4 Engine. According to the description for the project, they’re also going to add new content to the remastered version:

Apeiron is a reboot of the Knights of the old Republic that was released in 2003. Apeiron is a remake and remastering of the original game with added content, new worlds, missions, HUD, inventory, items, and companions.

 

It’s looking solid, but the proof is always in the final product. Although right now I’d hazard a guess that the happiest place on Earth, Disney’s legal department, is about to slap a cease and desist on the project. Say what you like about M***** Mouse, but that little rat sure does like to have 100% control over any of his properties. Meanwhile, you can catch a regular stream of the Apeiron team in action, to see just how the project is coming along.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to see if I can convince the team behind the HD update of Age of Empires II to maybe consider upgrading Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.

Last Updated: February 16, 2016

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  1. I hope they spoke to Disney first, because they’re the knights who say NO.

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  2. Hammersteyn

    February 16, 2016 at 11:09

    I bet Disney sues them for $1 313 000 just to prove a point

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    • PoisonedBelial

      February 16, 2016 at 11:26

      OH NOES YOU DIDN’T!!

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    • Pariah

      February 16, 2016 at 11:26

      Meh, they’d just cancel the law suit anyway

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    • miaau

      February 16, 2016 at 12:13

      What did Geoff say? Oh yes… Get knotted. So be told.

      that hurt a little.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 16, 2016 at 11:11

    Which Mouse, D? Mighty Mouse? All those asterisks confuse me.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 16, 2016 at 11:11

      OMG. The D. Disney. Suddenly it all makes sense.

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      • Captain JJ 'saurus

        February 16, 2016 at 12:01

        Stop talking to yourself
        and no, you’re not the only one worth talking to 😀

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 16, 2016 at 12:07

          I know, that Trevor guy is also pretty cool to talk too.

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          • Captain JJ 'saurus

            February 16, 2016 at 12:10

            Hmmm

  4. PoisonedBelial

    February 16, 2016 at 11:11

    Sweet Jesus, I need new pants!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 16, 2016 at 11:12

      So will they once EA/Disney sue the pants off of them.

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      • PoisonedBelial

        February 16, 2016 at 11:14

        Well, shit.

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    • Captain JJ 'saurus

      February 16, 2016 at 12:02

      I don’t think Jesus would sell clothing. The delivery costs alone would be too costly.

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  5. Commander Admiral Chief

    February 16, 2016 at 11:15

    Geez Dantooine looks EPIC

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 16, 2016 at 11:17

      It’s a Revan-lation.

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      • PoisonedBelial

        February 16, 2016 at 11:29

        I just died a little inside…

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  6. Commander Admiral Chief

    February 16, 2016 at 11:17

    I’m all for new items, HD textures, new HUD etc.

    But don’t change the story or companions. Just don’t do it

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    • miaau

      February 16, 2016 at 12:06

      I think they need new content to draw in the older punters.

      for crying out load, I replayed the 2003 version less than six months ago, follows by a replay of the slightly remasters KOTOR 2. Why would I buy this?

      Better have new worlds, companions and mission. AND a cool mini game. Not cards. something else.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 16, 2016 at 12:11

        Pazzak!

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        • miaau

          February 16, 2016 at 12:18

          I would rather fight in the arena, thanks.

          Although, sometimes, when in the mood, pazzak was a load of fun. Other times? A chore.

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  7. Lardus-For the Chimichangas!

    February 16, 2016 at 11:33

    Yes plz! Hopefully this will help prove to the powers that be that we REALLY want this and MORE!

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  8. konfab

    February 16, 2016 at 11:40

    HD SELKATH SOUNDS!!!

    MY LIFE WILL BE COMPLETE

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  9. RinceThis

    February 16, 2016 at 11:47

    Disney will make them disappear!

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    • miaau

      February 16, 2016 at 12:04

      It seems Disney gave permission / support, read about it somewhere.

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  10. Captain JJ 'saurus

    February 16, 2016 at 11:59

    Yes

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  11. miaau

    February 16, 2016 at 12:04

    I loved this game.

    I loved Baldurs Gate 1 + 2 (Esp. Shadows of Amn). I am sure many of you did.

    Who bought and played the new Baldurs Gate remasters? I hear that, now, they are bug free and great to play. Who bought and played them, though? Would you? I am not 100% sold.

    New content may draw me in, maybe.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 16, 2016 at 12:11

      I refused to buy them. As far as I’m concerned they’re just a cash-in. I’ve got my GOG editions & physical disks.

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      • miaau

        February 16, 2016 at 12:17

        Me too, despite the promise of new content and so forth.

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  12. BakedBagel

    February 16, 2016 at 13:30

    SW: KOTR was fucking glorious

    “They weren’t terrible”
    Do you want to die Batman? This is how you die.

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  13. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    February 16, 2016 at 15:16

    I can see Disney landing its dirty rat-infested boot on their necks….

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  14. DukeAJuke ??????

    February 16, 2016 at 19:02

    The better consider renaming their project to: “War Among the Stars: Cavaliers of the Old Republic” – unless of course they plan on setting aside 90% of the fan contributions for legal fees to fight off the Disney Legal Siths..

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